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Michael Burleigh

Founder and CEO

Sea Change Partners

London, UK

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Michael Burleigh is a historian and commentator. His books include the best-selling The Third Reich: A New History; Small Wars, Far Away Places: The Genesis of the Modern World 1945–65, which was long-listed for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize which he won in 2001 and his latest book, The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: A History of Now.

He has also been active in bringing history to television audiences and won the British Film Institute Award for Archival Achievement. He writes regularly for the The Times, Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday on international affairs.

A Professor of Modern History, Michael is the first appointed Engelsberg Chair of History and International Relations at LSE IDEAS, which is an annual distinguished visiting professorship, delivering public lectures to LSE's foreign policy think tank.

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Picador to publish Burleigh on political assassination

Picador has acquired world English language rights for Michael Burleigh's Day of the Assassins, with publishing director Georgina Morley striking a deal with Natasha Fairweather at Rogers, Coleridge & White.

The 100 Greatest Non-Fiction Books of the 21st Century

'The Third Reich: A New History' by Michael Burleigh has been featured in Round The List's Top 100 Greatest Non-Fiction Books of the 21st Century.

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Michael Burleigh’s Background

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Sea Change Partners
Founder and CEO
May 2012 - Present
Michael runs Sea Change Partners, a pure political risk service that advises on major global trends as well as elections, parties, referenda etc. and not on terrorism. The company does not do due diligence or security work.

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London School of Economics IDEAS
Engelsberg Chair of History and International Relations
2019 - Present
London, UK
The Engelsberg Chair is an annual distinguished visiting professorship for leading Swedish & global scholars who will give public lectures on topics of their choice. The annual post gives LSE IDEAS the opportunity to bring renowned academics to the School for a year of research & discussion.


The Best of Times, The Worst of Times | A History of Now
Since the end of the Second World War, it has been widely assumed that the western model of liberal democracy & free trade is the way the world should be governed. However, events in the early years of the twenty-first century have threatened the general acceptance that continued progress under the benign (or sometimes not so benign) gaze of the western powers is the only way forwards.
The Third Reich | A New History
A broad perspective and intellectual unity to issues that have become academic subspecialties and offers a brilliant new interpretation of Hitler's evil rule.
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Michael Burleigh’s Education

University College London
BA First Class Honours Modern History; PhD 1982
1974 - 1977